Former Marmaduke baseball coach Larry Willis passes away

He led the Greyhounds to the 3A State Championship Game in 2008, their first Fayetteville appearance in program history.

NAIA has plan in place for the return of fall sports

NBA plan in place for restart

12 Red Wolves selected to 2020 Athlon Sports Preseason All-Sun Belt Team

  7 Arkansas State athletes test positive for COVID-19

Arkansas announces student-athlete tests positive for COVID-19

Drew Brees takes to social media to apologize for comments on protests

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  Razorback superfan Canaan Sandy celebrates birthday in style Thursday

College of the Canyons DT Aurion Peoples commits to Arkansas State

MLB rejects 114-game schedule, threatens plan of about 50

  ADH releases updated COVID-19 guidelines, more NEA sports in action

  2020 Arkansas PGA Jr. Tour teed off Wednesday in Paragould

Little Rock Christian junior LB/WR Corey Platt commits to Arkansas State

DeSoto (TX) junior WR Jaedon Wilson commits to Arkansas

The 3-star prospect had 12 Power 5 offers including Missouri and Kansas.

Arkansas associate head coach Chris Crutchfield named East Central head basketball coach

He helped the Razorbacks to a 20-12 record in the 2019-20 season.

Arkansas State alum Demario Davis: We have to change the way policing is done

The Saints linebacker is active on social media on various causes beyond the gridiron. Davis appeared on the NFL Network Monday to talk about the nationwide unrest following the death of George Floyd.

  Ballgames to resume in Osceola June 15

Parks and Recreation Director Michael Ephlin said ballgames would continue despite some deciding not to participate this year.

Arkansas State goalie Megan McClure named to STLToday All-Decade 1st Team

  Valley View’s CJ Delancy commits to D1 Long Island University

  Arkansas State alum Cody Brown hoping for NFL opportunity

  Company official predicts mosquitoes to be bad this season

Jonesboro Open rescheduled for October 1st - 3rd

Racing returns this weekend at several NEA racetracks

  Zan Luka Stirn & Julien Sale will return to Arkansas State golf in 2020-21

Both are taking advantage of an NCAA COVID-19 ruling that allows seniors in spring sports an extra year of eligibility.

Sun Belt finalizes bowl lineup through 2025

The conference will have five tie-ins in the 2020 season.

Arkansas women’s basketball will host Baylor in 2020 SEC/Big 12 Challenge

Mike Neighbors' Razorbacks get to face the reigning national champions.

  Paragould’s Olivia Hancock qualifies for Virtual Nationals in discus

The reigning 5A State Champion achieved a mark of 133 feet, 8 inches last week. That throw is 12 feet farther than her 2019 state championship mark.

Yurachek announces plan for Razorback student-athletes to return to campus

Veterans in football along with men’s and women’s basketball are allowed to come back to campus on June 8th.

  Red Wolves Review football series premieres Tuesday on ESPN+

Appearing in the order they were played, the initial five shows will review the Red Wolves' 2019 regular-season games against SMU, UNLV, Coastal Carolina and Georgia Southern and their Camellia Bowl victory over Florida International. The series finale will recap A-State's 2020 spring camp.

NHL adopts 24-team playoff format if it can resume season

The NHL says it will abandon the rest of the regular season and go straight into the playoffs with 24 teams if it is able to resume play.

Nettleton alum Nick Hilson named to SEC Community Service Team

He volunteered with a number of community service projects which included the One Arkansas Road Show in Fort Smith, & the RazorCall at Fox Meadow Elementary.

Appalachian State eliminates men’s indoor track & field, men’s tennis, men’s soccer

Sport reductions are part of a 20 percent overall reduction to the athletics department's budget for fiscal year 2021, which equates to an approximate $5 million reduction. In mid-March, the department limited all remaining operating expenses for fiscal year 2020, which ends June 30.

Arkansas State sophomore Camryn Newton-Smith named a Indoor All-American

Camryn Newton-Smith, the 2020 Sun Belt pentathlon and 60m hurdles champion, will represents not only the Red Wolves, but the entire Sun Belt Conference on the list. She was the lone athlete, male or female, from the league to make the elite field.

Arkansas OF Heston Kjerstad named a Collegiate Baseball All-American

The Amarillo, Texas, native put up video-game numbers in 2020, finishing the year with a .448/.791/.513 clip at the plate over 67 at-bats. He recorded 30 hits, five doubles and six homers, with 20 RBIs and 19 runs scored.

  Cave City standout Fischer Miller reflects on signing with Arkansas State track & field

He won 2019 state titles in the Indoor & Outdoor mile.

Arkansas catcher Casey Opitz named to SEC Community Service Team

A junior from Colorado, Opitz has been a positive influence for both the Arkansas baseball program and in the Fayetteville community during his time as a Razorback. He is a consistent leader in giving back, volunteering to go Christmas shopping and delivering toys for kids at Greenland Elementary.

Region 8 HS athletes sign to play college sports (2019-2020)

We’ll update this page over the coming days and months with athletes heading to the next level.

Youth baseball first live sporting event to return to Mid-South since coronavirus shut down sports

Youth baseball is the first live sporting event to return to Mid-South

Eddie Sutton, Hall of Fame basketball coach, dies at 84

Basketball coach Eddie Sutton led three teams to the Final Four and was the first coach to take four schools to the NCAA Tournament.

Next steps for NBA could come June 1

NBA teams are expecting the guidelines from the league June 1 in regards to when workouts can be expanded, with an eye toward playing games by the middle of July.

Cincinnati WR Javan Hawes transfers to Arkansas State

Hawes didn’t appear in any games for the Bearcats in the 2019 season. He appeared in 8 games in 2017 & 12 games in 2018

  Paragould native Braxton Burnside reflects on 2020 with Razorback softball

She hit .394 with 5 HR and 20 RBI for #20 Arkansas.

A-State student-athletes post school record spring semester

A department-wide 3.282 GPA is a school record for any single semester, while 67 Red Wolves posted 4.0 marks in the term (46 women, 21 men). Twelve teams earned a GPA of 3.0 or greater, including all women’s teams.

SEC approves on-campus voluntary athletic activities starting June 8th

June 8 will begin a transition period that will allow student-athletes to gradually adapt to full training and sports activity after this recent period of inactivity. Under plans developed by each university and consistent with state and local health directives, certain activities will be permitted

Arkansas State football coach Blake Anderson receives restructured contract extension

The deal runs through the 2023 season.

  Gov. Hutchinson announces Arkansas team sports will return on June 1st

Starting June 1st, close contact sports like football, basketball, and soccer can train with limited groups and proper social distancing. Baseball and softball are some of the first sports that will be allowed to play games.

  Valley View alum Hunter Roper joins Arkansas State women’s tennis

Roper comes to A-State with three years of eligibility remaining. As a freshman with Xavier in the 2018-19 season, Roper won 22 single matches, including 15 in dual play.

Arkansas State football to continue regional rivalry with Memphis

The Red Wolves and Tigers will face off 8 times over the next 10 seasons.

Grizzlies’ Jackson Jr. delivers message to graduating seniors

Forward Jeran Jackson Jr. cut a video Tuesday congratulating the Class of 2020 throughout Tennessee.

NCAA approves voluntary workouts for football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball

Yahoo! Sports was first to report the news. Workouts would start on June 1st.

Natural State teams make the grade in updated NCAA APR figures

All Arkansas State, Arkansas, UCA, Little Rock, & UAPB athletic programs scored above the 930 threshold needed for postseason play.

  Harrisburg alum Keely Huffine reflects after breakout 2020 with Razorbacks

She hit 3 home runs in 21 games with Arkansas softball.

901 FC gets back on the pitch on limited basis

One more Memphis professional sports team, 901 FC, is getting back to work as coronavirus restrictions ease in the Bluff City.

Belmont set for June 20 without fans, leads off Triple Crown

The New York Racing Association on Tuesday unveiled the rescheduled date for the Belmont, which will also be contested at a shorter distance than usual.

  Kavion Alston makes transition from Wynne football to Arkansas State cheer

The Wynne standout signed with the Red Wolves on May 8th.

Kentucky HS LB Michael Lunz II commits to Arkansas State

He chose the Red Wolves over offers from a pair of P5 schools.

GoFundMe funds growing to help former Razorback

Over $20,000 has been raised to help De'Anthony Curtis.

Harvick wins at Darlington as NASCAR returns to racing

This was a 400-mile drive unlike any other in modern day NASCAR.

  Mammoth Spring guard Alex Mero commits to Crowley’s Ridge College

Mero was 1A All-State averaging 16.2 points and 5.7 rebounds per game during the 2019-20 season

  Marmaduke’s Reesa Hampton commits to Williams Baptist University

She averaged 15 points and 6 assists per game in her senior season

Phyllis George, female sportscasting pioneer, dies at 70

Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS's “The NFL Today,” has died. She was 70.

  Balado breaks down 2020-21 Arkansas State basketball recruiting class

The Red Wolves signed 6 players total, 4 of them in less than a month.

  Paragould ballparks practice a ‘soft opening’

As we figure our way through the coronavirus pandemic, many sports complexes have opened for practices and another one has joined the team.

Former Showboats coach Pepper Rodgers dies at 84

Former Memphis Showboats Coach Pepper Rodgers has died.

  Arkansas State head coaches will take voluntary pay cuts to help athletic budget

Vice Chancellor of Intercollegiate Athletics Terry Mohajir will also take a pay cut along with some assistant coaches.

Arkansas State men’s basketball signs Croatia native Mario Fantina

Fantina, a 6-4 guard from Croatia, led KK Zadar to the Croatian Junior League Finals while averaging 12.8 points, 3.9 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game.

Paragould alum Braxton Burnside named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

The Arkansas junior infielder automatically qualifies to appear on the ballot for Academic All-America honors by virtue of their All-District First Team recognition.

  Sports complexes now open in Jonesboro

Several teams practiced Wednesday at the Southside Softball Complex and at Joe Mack Campbell Park.

Sun Belt Conference reveals new logos

Developed by the Brian Gundell Graphic Design Co., the new branding identity comes after a seven-month process to create a strong, cohesive set of marks to modernize the look while staying true to the conference’s mission.

Jonesboro alum Wil Gibson named to SEC Community Service Team

Gibson was recognized for his work as a member of the Razorback Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. He additionally participated in the Fearless Food Fight, a collaboration with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield to fight hunger in Arkansas, and City Youth Ministries.

Phenix City NFL star McKissic ready for new challenge with Redskins

Saying J.D. McKissic made a big splash on his first professional play is to understate things. The former Central Red Devil signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2016, and his first touch in the Birds' preseason opener was a beauty, taking the second half opening kickoff 101

Four Arkansas State programs earn NCAA APR Public Recognition Awards

Women’s cross country, men’s golf, women’s golf and women’s tennis were honored for earning multi-year Academic Progress Rates in the top 10 percent of all teams in their respective sports.

West Memphis & Arkansas alum Sonny Weems gives back

He donated nearly 7,000 masks to his hometown of West Memphis. They’ll help protect people from the spread of the coronavirus.

Arkansas State women’s basketball adds Poland native Karolina Szydlowska

Szydlowska, a 6-0 forward from Wroclaw, Poland, spent the last two seasons at Seward County Community College in Kansas. This past season, she helped the Saints to a 25-7 record and a semifinal finish in the NJCAA Region VI Tournament.

  Former Lyon College WR Randy Satterfield ready to continue his journey in the CFL

Satterfield had 47 receptions for 867 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2019

  Batesville All-State guard Isabella Higginbottom commits to Missouri

Izzy earned 4A All-State & 4A All-State Tournament accolades in 2019 & 2020. She earned Finals MVP honors in 2019 as the Lady Pioneers won the 4A State Championship.

AP source: MLB owners approve plan to start season in July

Spring training would start in early to mid-June, said a person familiar with the decision.

Arkansas State reveals winners on ESPN+ State Awards Show

The program was highlighted by the announcement of some of the most prestigious A-State Athletics awards and a strong student-athlete presence with multiple highlight video and recorded speaking appearances included.

  Former Rivercrest QB Demilon Brown making strides UA-Monticello

Brown threw for over 1,000 yards and rushed for over 800 during his freshman season

  Searcy All-State guard Freddy Hicks signs with Tarleton State

Hicks earned All-State honors in 2019 and 2020.

  CRC & Maynard alum Brad Phillips named new Lady Pioneers basketball coach

CRC will have an all NEA coaching staff in the 2020-2021 season.